Today is Manufacturing Day and that’s the perfect time to
brush up on your factory factoids. Here are some data nuggets produced by the
Bureau of Economic Analysis that might surprise you:
With today’s report, America’s businesses extended the longest streak of private-sector job gains on record. The data underscore that six years after the Great Recession—thanks to the hard work of the American people and in part to the policies the President has pursued—our economy has bounced back more strongly than most others around the world. But even as we take stock of the progress that has been made, too many Americans do not yet feel enough of the benefits.Read More
This week, the President convened summits on global public health and on the BRAIN Initiative, hosted the Prime Ministers of India and Israel, welcomed the 2013 MLS Champion Sporting Kansas City to the White House, and traveled to Chicago to speak on the resurgence of the American economy.
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Today, Gary Pollard, Jr. -- a network technician from Washington, D.C. -- sent the message below to the White House email list. Didn't get it? Join millions of Americans and sign up to receive messages from the White House.Read More
October 3, on Manufacturing Day, American manufacturers will be celebrated for
the contributions they make toward U.S. job creation, innovation and a strong,
competitive U.S. economy. With the recent
creation of more than 700,000 new manufacturing jobs, the increased growth rate
experienced by the U.S. manufacturing sector is almost twice the rate of growth
in the overall economy. To accelerate
this growth even more, manufacturers may sell their products in international
Today at Northwestern University, the President revisited the foundation for growth and prosperity that he unveiled more than five years ago, in April 2009, at Georgetown University. In that speech, he called for investing in new energy and technologies, expanding access to education for the country’s workers and children, launching health care reform, managing our nation’s finances, and putting in place financial reform and a stronger system of consumer protections.
After a productive stop in Poland, Secretary Pritzker traveled to Turkey with CEOs from the President’s Export Council (PEC) to explore opportunities for U.S. firms interested in the market and address outstanding challenges to expanding bilateral trade and investment. While the United States and Turkey have sustained deep strategic and diplomatic ties for decades, both countries want to expand their economic and commercial relationship.Read More
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The story of the last six years is the story of progress. In 2009, businesses were laying off 80,000 Americans a month. The unemployment rate sat at 10 percent. Manufacturing lagged behind while health care costs skyrocketed. And the deficit stood at nearly 10 percent of our economy.
Guest blog post by Mark Schmit
and Zara Brunner, National Institute
of Standards and Technology
The first Friday of the month might not normally stand out, but the first
Friday of October is a very big deal to us at the Hollings Manufacturing
Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) program. Every day we help small and mid-size
manufactures innovate and grow, but tomorrow we help them celebrate Manufacturing Day (MFG Day).
Today at 2:15 p.m. ET, President Obama will speak to entrepreneurs at Northwestern University about the future of America's 21st century economy.
Take a first look at what he'll be talking about.
Our economy is stronger now than when the President took office during the Great Recession. Businesses are creating more jobs, our manufacturing sector is booming, and our nation is more energy independent than ever before.